Kefalonia is the largest island of the Ionian group, located between Lefkada and Zante. Due to the size of the island Kefalonia never gets too crowded or too noisy, not even in high season and this makes it ideal for family holidays. Famous for the exotic aquamarine color beaches, including Myrtos, Antisamos, Lourdas and Skala, the island has gained popularity as the filming scenery of the Hollywood movie Captain Corelli's Mandolin.read more
Apart from its turquoise Ionian beaches, Kefalonia is adorned with picturesque villages, Medieval castles and beautiful monasteries. Fiscardo will take your breath away, being the most cosmopolitan part of the island, receiving a lot of luxurious yachts in its port. Argostoli, Sami and Assos are other famous villages to visit that will most definitely leave you speechless.
If one has to pick, Fiscardo, Myrtos, Antisamos, Assos and Skala are among the most beautiful places to visit on the island for their amazing architecture and panoramic views, dressed in cosmopolitan style, boasting delicious restaurants for fish lovers and more. Holidays in Kefalonia will give you memorable days on the beach and long walks in evergreen nature.
Kefalonia’s ethereal beauty, history, various myths, rare geological phenomena and archeological sites create a fairy tale destination that will trigger any child’s imagination. Spectacular attractions like Melissani Lake, Drogarati Cave, Koutavos Lagoon where you can have a cycling boat tour, Karavomilos Lake, various historic buildings, archaeological sites and picturesque colorful villages can cultivate their spirit and create unforgettable memories to all the family.
Unique beaches offer a variety of water sports to engage the whole family. There are also plenty of child-friendly hotels and villas offering all facilities including playgrounds, child swimming pools and water slides.
Families with children can explore Kefalonia’s wild nature through friendly trails guiding to special spots on the island, like waterfalls, watermills, mount Ainos, medieval castles and countless more. The island also offers activities like horse riding and donkey trekking, turtle, bird and wild horses watching which will bring the family together through fun.
A variety of boat trips around the island are the best way to explore the unique landscape, watch the famous Caretta-Caretta turtle, the fisheries as well as dive into its crystal clear waters and explore the amazing underwater world!
Interesting sightseeing on this Greek island includes the cave of Drogarati with the stalactites and stalagmites, the lake cave of Melissani, the Medieval Castles of Saint George and Assos and the lovely monasteries scattered in the inland. On the southern part is Mount Ainos there is the distinctive dark fir forest. Due to its location, holidays in Kefalonia can be combined with other Greek islands, including Lefkada, Corfu, Ithaca and Zante.
Unique Villas has over 120 villas to rent in the most hot spots of Kefalonia. So, whether you are seeking peace and privacy or would prefer to be close to nightlife popular places, our villa specialists have something just right for you.
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